Three Line Tales – Altitude

Floating on dreams…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Ninety-One of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

four boys playing football in a lush green meadow
photo by Robert Collins via Unsplash

Nature’s cathedral,
Playful, supportive and safe.
Children rising up…


Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 178

I was a little fuzzy about this…

Welcome to the 178th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Wonderful fuzziness about the theme this week!! There were a good variety of ways to tackle the theme and many of you reached out to Mother Nature for some great fuzzy objects! There’s one post that I want to give a special shout-out, as Khürt speaks about his struggle with double vision, post-surgery, in his amazing blog, Island in the Net. Please give Khürt a shout-out! Thanks to all of you for the creative energy that you poured into your posts this week!!

Now, time for me to think about the next theme… First some guitar playing for inspiration…(that already gave me an idea!!). Have fun reading all these great posts and share the love!!

Here’s a bit more fuzziness (and selective focus)..

Fuzzy and focused

This shot is from the Spring of 2012, as someone was complaining about the dandelions in our lawn…so I photographed them! Of course, nowadays we understand some of the benefits of these weeds better than we did.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Our first fuzzy image of the week comes from Jackie, who clearly is an observer of the world around her, as we can see in her blog, Junk Boat Travels; I can only imagine that it was a chilly day…
  2. Jez proves that there’s no possible way argue with adorable fuzziness in Jez Braithwaite, so go check out those fuzzy wonders!
  3. Xenia has two posts for us this week; the first post in Tranature brings us wonderful fuzzy blue, in the form of caenothus! In her second post in Whippetwisdom, we get a lovely hazy blue paired with a wonderful haiku!
  4. Shelley shares some awesome fuzzies in her post in Quaint Revival; of course, as a dog lover, I’m partial toward Copper!
  5. Cath brings us a great fuzzy wuzzy post in her blog, Cath’s Camera! I’m curious to hear which one is your favorite fuzzy…
  6. Diane reminds us of those hazy, summery days in her post in pensivity101; the shimmering is well captured!
  7. You know that you cannot go wrong with a blog, titled ‘Beautiful Photographs‘! That bumblebee definitely fits the title!
  8. Na’ama reminds us of something really important in her post in Na’ama Yehuda: life’s simple, sometimes fuzzy, moments are to be cherished! Amazing poem and post!
  9. Another week of big game in an epic post in Don’t Hold Your Breath; we learn about herd behavior of elephants and the humor of wildebeest!
  10. A truly gorgeous photo is featured in RyanPhotography for this week’s theme! Old Man’s Beard is an apt interpretation!
  11. Ken made me smile with his wonderful photo in Pictures without Film, which is aptly titled ‘Bees Bottom’; I might have gone for Bee-hind, as I like puns. Awesome contribution!
  12. This week brings another great contribution in The Jesh Studio with lovely photography and approach to the theme!
  13. Maria shares another set of stunning photographs in her post in Kamerapromenader, as the fuzziness of the flora is detailed beautifully!
  14. Nicole brings us another fantastic post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, although I hope the dog is not gone with the wind…
  15. Another pair of gorgeous photos appear in Chateaux des Fleurs; the delicate leaves in the first shot really drew me in deep into the fuzziness!
  16. In a lovely photo in looking for enchantment… we get to sense the fuzzy presence of the panda; it made me feel warm!
  17. If you like fuzzy animals, go check the post in the59club, as you will not be disappointed! They also produce some of the best wool!
  18. The contribution in Mama Cormier also has some great fuzzy animals and amazing flowers!
  19. Donna found a love in her post in Wind Kisses: this little lizard made a connection with her that no spray from a hose could slow down!
  20. Another great contribution to our challenge comes in the blog MistyRoads, where the fuzzy collection is phenomenal!
  21. Jase finds a very fuzzy companion in her post in Proscenium; I actually think that Anastasia is both fuzzy and focused!
  22. Emily gives us a rather fuzzy view of a fuzzy cat in a wonderful post in her blog Zombie Flamingoes; go check it out!
  23. Tatiana has a wonderful post on the role of focus in photography in her blog Travelways; in a second contribution in Travelways, she shares one of Canada’s favorite fuzzy substances (and exports!): snow! She finishes off her trio of contributions in GiftSmart with a wonderful fuzzy image that speaks volumes!
  24. Your hair may turn frizzy and your lens foggy, but as you can see in Heart 2 Heart, it might be worth it to get that great shot!
  25. Sarah creates a special fuzzy environment in her post in By Sarah! I wonder what the scent was!
  26. Irene captures an old man in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; to be more precise, it’s old man in the garden!
  27. This week’s photo entry presented in Land of Images made me think of 2001: A Space Odyssey; what would HAL say?
  28. That may not be fuzzy, but it certainly looks the part, as we can see in a great photo in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery; wind+water=fuzzy!
  29. Debbie celebrates the morning haze with a magnificent photo in her post in Travel with Intent! Just love the mood that it creates!
  30. The Queen Anne’s Lace is stunning in theOnlyD800intheHameau; the impact of the frost on the seed pods really is captured wonderfully!
  31. Great to have another contribution from the blog, Hadd Hai Yaar, which is a treasure! Jaipur looks truly amazing!
  32. Sandy’s image in her post in Out of My Write Mind is wonderful, but paired with her poem, it not only reaches out, but starts speaking with deeper meaning! Amazing post!
  33. Viveka might make things a bit fuzzy in myguiltypleasures; but that’s all good, particularly after a couple of P&T’s!
  34. Elizabatz shares a bit of photography technique in her post in Elizabatz Gallery; I’m a big fan of using simple modifiers in photography to create a different look! Hmmm, might make for an interesting blog post!
  35. Ann-Christine asks if her contribution is fuzzy enough in her post in To See A World in a Grain of Sand…; I like it! What do you think?
  36. Another really cool post in Kanlaon for this week’s theme; I really enjoy the mood that is portrayed in these images!
  37. In another great post in Mazeepuran, Rupali defines fuzzy as those moments when hands and eyes don’t cooperate 🙂 Great photos!
  38. I’m very taken by the photo in Mike’s post in Photography OCD! The Zen of the Alpaca is very much on display.
  39. David brings a wonderful sense of fuzzy and grainy in the images in his post in David M’s Photoblog; stunning photos!
  40. Woolly must be a true friend of the environment, as is evident in his post in Woolly Muses; great recycling and wonderful images!
  41. A wonderful shot of mosses in sgeoil, which tie very well into the quote from John Keats!
  42. Brian is kinda fuzzy in his post in bushboys world; fantastic photos and a big thank you for bringing me some Eels!
  43. Olga’s post in Stuff and What If… really exemplifies the theme and the importance of letting go!
  44. Marie takes us along on her journey after dark in a lovely post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect! Looks like it was a magical night!
  45. Hannah again shares gorgeous photos in her post in Zebra’s Child, as the bees look amazing!
  46. Deb features some super-fuzzy creatures in her post in Twenty-Four; I also think that they are some of the cutest ever!
  47. Susan went back to the drawing board, as she mentions in Musin’ with Susan; I really like that shot! Also, please check out Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan!
  48. Hammad shares a wonderful post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, in which he talks about shooting a night scene with trees lit by green LEDs.
  49. Another lovely post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0 reminds me to spend more time out in Nature! Love the way those fuzzies are captured!
  50. Teressa has an array of gorgeous images in her post in Another LQQK, where the fuzzies are stunning!
  51. Khürt brings a truly meaningful post in Island in the Net, as he learns to adapt to the temporary double vision that he suffers after ophthalmic surgery. Please take some time to read his post and comment.
  52. Robert has a wonderful take on our fuzzy theme in his images in Photo Roberts Blog; two techniques that produce beautiful results!
  53. Ulli takes us into some true tracks in Suburban Tracks, as he explores an underworld that talks of days gone by… Awesome post!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fuzzy

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear!

Welcome to week 178 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! As last week, I’m still wrapping up the round up and will finish it on Tuesday night.

After your highly Focused approach of wonderful and amazing posts, I figured we go in the opposite direction for this week. How about going for something a bit Fuzzy for this week’s theme? Of course, there are lots of fuzzy objects that we enjoy in our lives, such as that teddy bear, plush animal or peach, as well as some that we might not enjoy… That fuzzy growth on bread might not be a good indication of its fitness for consumption.

There are numerous directions that you can take for this challenge, and all’s fair, as long as you have fun with whatever Fuzzy creativity strikes you’re fancy. Can’t wait to see what will be appearing from you!

Here’s something rather fuzzy from a number of years back…

Zone Plate Yellow No, 1

This image was shot with a bit of an unusual lens: a zone plate lens. What makes this lens different is that it uses diffraction rather than refraction or reflection to focus the image. The wave nature of light facilitates a soft focusing characteristic to be created with this type of lens.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Apply some fuzzy logic and bring out those amazingly creative ideas and posts!!

Friday Mystery Location – 2019 #018

In the woods, but not lost!

Here comes the eighteenth mystery location post of this year….

Number 17 was a bit more difficult, although some very discerning viewers did identify the ship and location. Sometimes the weather and sea can look so nice that we don’t realize how far north we are!

This week’s view comes from one of my hikes, something that I don’t appear to have enough time for (there are always more hikes that we want to do!!). No, I didn’t make it up the mountain that day, but might some day, as it should provide some rather wonderful views!

Where are we in this photo?

Where is this view?

This is a bit more difficult, but I think you can do it!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Focus

Softly striding across the stream…

Welcome to week 177 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’m still wrapping up the round up and will finish it on Tuesday night, as work is getting in the way…

As you created a wonderful week of Fall-themed contributions, I couldn’t help but wonder where I might direct you next… This week, my inspiration came from one of the images that I captured over the weekend, while visiting my good friend, George, who is an amazing photographer! We often go wandering to see what catches our eye (and lens). From the image in this post, I got the idea to use the theme of Focus, which, to my surprise, didn’t come up as a tag that I used before!

The challenge for you is to take focus into your preferred direction. There are many ways that you can take this: in focus, out of focus, a look of focus on someone’s face, you name it! Let your creative minds wander happily and keep your focus on the theme!

Here’s the image that led to this theme…

Bridge to…

During our wanderings in the Devil’s Hopyard, a lovely park in East Haddam, CT, we came across this lovely little bridge. While George was capturing it from one vantage point, I looked at it through this wonderful tree and thought that it might be interesting to shorten the depth of field and produce this image.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Focus on your mission and have fun with the theme!! And on a side note, while writing this post, I was listening to Focus.

Icelandic Wonders – Myvatn Geothermal Area

Shades of blue

Iceland is a place filled with wonders of geology, as it sits at the intersection of several tectonic plates; its volcanic landscape and mixture of fire and ice make for stunning landscape photography.

One of the side effects of this location is the level of geothermal activity that provides energy for much of the country. From famous bathing areas, such as the Blue Lagoon in southern Iceland to this stunning blue lake in the north…

Blue Lake near Myvatn

There are geothermal baths in the Myvatn Geothermal Region, but these are not them (as a matter of fact, just off-camera there is a sign warning of the extreme heat in this lake). In the distance, you can see the pipe crossing the landscape and see where the heat is collected for use by residents.

The stunning blue color of the lake is the result of silica deposits, which forms a soft blue mud and provides this stunning hue.

I will post more images from this area, as I continue processing them.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 167

Getting to the out of doors…

Welcome to the 167th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your entries on this week’s theme of Outdoors were fantastic! I was blown away by the amazing variety and creative approaches that all of you took to the theme; ranging from playgrounds to waterfalls and everything in between. Clearly, you have been to some fantastic locations and captured them with skill.

Thank you for all of your creative efforts in putting your posts together; I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Here we are outdoors…

Out of doors…

From this weekend’s test drive of my new EOS R, the outdoors can feature a point, at which we might be out of doors, as this door fades into the past.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Ladyleemanila kicks things off this week with a wonderful set of outdoor shots that really help us appreciate it!
  2. Nicole showcases a stunning field of flaxen her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; she really captured the glow and beauty of this field!
  3. In another amazing post in Travel with Tech, we get to experience some of the breathtaking scenery of Switzerland!
  4. Shelley saves us on a hot day of outdoors in her post in Quaint Revival, through the application of Bleu Cheese Burgers! Delicious!
  5. In a wonderful post in his blog, Ghost Dog, Benn takes us to some incredible outdoor spots.
  6. Brian probably has some of the best outdoors spots, where he lives, as is evident in Bushboy’s World; I could kick back and sit on that bench for a while!
  7. Na’ama reminds us of some essentials of the outdoors in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; those rocks are definitely key!
  8. In another wonderful post in Take a Walk and Discover…, Michelle reminds us that there is great outdoors in cityscapes!
  9. There’s yet another great post in pensivity101, which shares a lovely set of places that she has visited! Great travel times!
  10. Klara’s post in her blog Sliku svoju ljubim II brings us another great outdoor activity: concerts!!
  11. Irene brings us a wonderful sunrise in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine, as she awaits for the sun to rise in Haleakala National Park. In a second post, Irene takes us to Diamondhead with a great photo in Heaven’s Sunshine.
  12. Debbie brings us numbers in her post in Travel with Intent, which may have some historical significance…
  13. In an inspiring post in For the Love of …, we follow some parts of a big outdoors project: a bridge to cross the Mississippi!
  14. With another great photo in the post in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery, we go to the delta!
  15. Eliza takes us to the Cliffs of Moher in her post in Albatz Adventures which is a location that I enjoyed as well this year!
  16. Jackie has a rather unique vehicle in her post in Junk Boat Travels, which is Otterly funny!
  17. Sarah brings us an amazing view in her post in By Sarah as Sun and landscape are simply stunning!
  18. David brings us another set of amazing images in his post in David M’s Photoblog; which is the one that you enjoy most?
  19. In a lovely post in Life Amazing, we get to enjoy a great variety of outdoor locations!
  20. In a fantastic entry in Willowsoul, we not only get to see the wonders of the outdoors, but also something that is better to happen indoors…
  21. Xenia’s brings us both great images and poetry in her post in WhippetWisdom; that contrast is just amazing! In a second post, she shares more of the whippet fun in gorgeous landscape in Whippetwisdom!
  22. With another stunning post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get a stunning view of the widlife in Priene.
  23. Ken brings us a stunning view in his post in Pictures without Film, as he shares his Solway View!
  24. Another stunning image in this week’s contribution in the gorgeous blog, theonlyD800inthehameau; the moon over Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi is a winner!
  25. Sandy brings us perpetual motion in her post in Out of My Write Mind; it’s very apt for the Great Sand Dunes!
  26. There are a great number of outdoor moments in the post in A Day In The Life, each of which is special!
  27. With a great vista in UpNorth, Eric takes us for a peaceful afternoon on Grand Lake in Colorado for a bit of kayaking.
  28. Robert takes us outdoors in the city in his post in Photo Robert Blog, showing his great eye for capturing some amazing art.
  29. Cee brings us a wonderful array of the outdoors with the great shots that she shares with us in Cee’s Photography!
  30. Woolly takes us to Botswana in his post in WoollyMuses, where the outdoors is just simply stunning!
  31. Liz goes on a run in her post in OneMillionPhotographs, where she encounters some great decoration!
  32. Andrea combines two themes in one great post in ARHtistic License, as the burning palm tree speaks to her!
  33. The Lamb’s Ear is right there in the post in Land of Images, so there was no need for a long walk to capture this great image!
  34. In very cool post in sgeoil, we get to see the redwing blackbird find its way through the brush and a great quote by Jimmy Carter!
  35. Teressa takes a great approach in her post in Another LQQK, as it’s part of the outdoors that is so enjoyed by kids; in another post in Another LQQK, we get some amazing flowers!
  36. Deb finds a duck in her post in Twenty-Four; it’s a wonderful looking location!
  37. Khürt takes us along the Gorge Trail in Ithaca, NY, in his post in Island in the Net; his capture of the Upper Buttermilk Falls is stunning!
  38. In a wonderful post in Nowathome, Aletta takes us to Namibia for a gorgeous view!
  39. In a great post in Alive and Trekking, we learn about what might be missing in a Dutch upbringing, but the love for the outdoors can be acquired later in life!
  40. Indira brings us some amazing photos in her post in Sharing Thoughts; to me, there’s nothing more stunning than those birds!
  41. Donna’s post in Wind Kisses shares her appreciation for the outdoors both locally and when traveling.
  42. Debbie shares a wonderful post in her blog ForgivingConnects, in which she talks about the importance of pausing when practicing self-forgiveness, and how outdoor runs helped her practice.
  43. Miriam shares highlights of her article on Wandering through Wandi in her post in Out an’ About! The pub definitely looks cozy and the Wandiligong scenery looks stunning!
  44. Hammad shares a wonderful variety of outdoor spots in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais; which one do you prefer?
  45. There are some great traditions that bring families together, as we can see in another great post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0!
  46. This week’s entry in Thief Images Photography Blog is brilliant in capturing art appreciation in Sydney’s Hyde Park!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!